Yorkshire admit to wasting paperwork when it comes to racism allegations

Yorkshire have showed paperwork and information when it comes to allegations of racism towards the county cricket membership had been deleted or misplaced all through the tenure of a prior regime.

Yorkshire had admitted to 4 amended fees introduced through the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after an investigation into racism claims through former participant Azeem Rafiq, who alleged in 2021 he were a sufferer of institutional racism on the membership.

Some of the fees of bringing the sport into disrepute is said to the deletion or destruction of paperwork after the allegations of racism had been investigated, Yorkshire mentioned in a remark on Thursday.

The membership, going through a Cricket Self-discipline Fee (CDC) listening to starting subsequent week, mentioned the destruction of paperwork befell prior to outgoing chairman Kamlesh Patel took over in November 2021.

Rafiq, a former England Underneath-19s captain of Pakistani descent, advised a British parliamentary committee in 2021 of “inhuman” remedy at Yorkshire and described the game in England as riddled with racism.

“After 5 November 2021, it was once came upon that emails and paperwork, each held electronically through the membership and in paper reproduction, were irretrievably deleted from each servers and laptops and differently destroyed,” Yorkshire mentioned.

“After a radical impartial investigation it was once established that the deletion and destruction of paperwork date from a time frame previous to the appointment of Lord Patel and relate to the allegations of racism and the membership’s reaction to these allegations.

“The membership has admitted to this fee, as there was once no viable defence in those instances… The membership isn’t ready to conjecture publicly as to why this befell, who was once accountable or the incentive or the incentive for doing so.”

Yorkshire is not going to attend the March 1-9 CDC listening to in London after admitting to the fees. Ex-player Gary Steadiness has admitted legal responsibility for his use of racially discriminatory language and also will no longer attend.

Former Yorkshire gamers Tim Bresnan, John Blain, Matthew Hoggard, Andrew Gale and Richard Pyrah, who had been charged through the ECB in June with bringing the sport into disrepute, have all withdrawn from the listening to.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan is the one accused person who remains to be set to seem.

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